A CAD System for Optical Waveguide Circuits: A 'Spice' Program for Optical Circuits.
Final rept. 1 Jul 93-30 Jun 97,
COLUMBIA RADIATION LAB NEW YORK
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A major focus of our current DARPAAFOSR contract is the development of photonic devices appropriate to integrated optical circuits, Success in this area requires a significant effort in the area of modeling and simulation of optical wave propagation. The focus of this AASERT was to develop computer-aided design and modeling software for photonic integrated circuits. This effort built on software previously developed in our group for optical waveguide simulation using the beam propagation method. In this AASERT program we have developed a broadly applicable tool for device simulation which includes the ability to handle arbitrary device structures in 2D and 3D, along with state-of-the-art numerical algorithms dealing with all possible physical phenomena of interest. A graphical user interface enables researchers and engineers to rapidly use the tool to solve problems, without being an expert in numerical methods and programming. In this report, we outline the technical achievements of this work.
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